DESIGNING DURABILITY

EMERGING OPPORTUNITIES

“Use it up . . . Wear It Out . . . Make It Do . . . or Do Without”

WWII public slogan from the US Office of Price Administration

Design for Durability is an ecodesign strategy that holds tremendous, largely untapped potential to support environmental quality, for fundamental physical reasons. It can help overcome the insidious problem of planned obsolescence. Businesses, product designers, design engineers, and many private and public participants can take advantage of the growing opportunities to develop more durable product systems, thereby reducing ecological damage and supporting environment sustainability (...read more

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